Hi MemaSue, I don't recall the casino being open in Freeport. They use to open it on the overnight stays in Nassau. It was special hours, and I can't remember. This was on the Fantasy, but all the ships should do the same. Actually I think Nassau is the only port I have ever seen the casino open. Hopefully someone has more recent info. for you.
There are casinos in both ports, but I always have better luck on the ship.
Well Dwayne, you have more current information than I and I stand corrected. The casinos may be able to stay open since the ships are registered in the Bahamas they are allowed to be open when in those ports (I have not been to the Bahamas in a long time)
But for all the other ports, they have always been closed.
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Jim, You do not stand corrected at all! You are 100% correct about it. They say exactly as you did that the casino and shops are closed while in port. They must have had some kind of exception for certain hours in Nassau is all I can figure. I have not been there for several years either.